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Porsha Williams

Kordell Changed the Locks On Me!

5/20/2013 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kordell Stewart REAALLLY doesn't wanna see his estranged wife Porsha Williams anymore ... 'cause the ex-NFL star just changed the locks on the family home to keep her out ... this according to Porsha.

The "Real Housewives of ATL" star just filed new docs in her divorce war with Kordell ... and it appears the nasty split just got even NASTIER.

According to the docs, filed in family court in Georgia and obtained by TMZ, Porsha claims Kordell has locked her out of their residence on multiple occasions ... and she had to have her lawyer beg Kordell's people for a key.

Sources close to the situation tell us Kordell isn't playing ball -- and hasn't forked over a key.

But there's more ... according to the docs, Porsha tried to work things out with Kordell in a mediation session, but she claims he blew the whole thing off ... and called it a "waste of everyone's time."

Porsha wants a judge to force Kordell to either allow her to use the house ... or pay her enough cash so she can get a "suitable alternative residence."

Sources tell us Porsha is currently living with her mom in ATL -- guess she feels it's just not a "suitable residence" for a grown woman.

Calls to Kordell's people have not been returned.

Porsha Williams

My Divorce Is 100% REAL

... But I Wish It Wasn't

5/7/2013 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0507_porsha_willaims_kordell_stewart_tmz_articlePorsha Williams says her divorce from former NFL star Kordell Stewart is ABSOLUTELY NOT a publicity stunt or a contrived plotline for "Real Housewives" ... but she wishes it was.

After TMZ broke the story that Kordell pulled the plug on the marriage back in March ... several media outlets called B.S. on the split, claiming it was a cheap P.R. stunt concocted in the hopes they would stay on the show for another season.

But Porsha's rep tells us ... the notion of a phony divorce is "absolutely ridiculous" ... explaining, "Given everything this abrupt divorce filing has put her through in the public, [Porsha] would never bring something like this on herself, especially with them having a child in the house."

The rep adds, "[Porsha] wishes things could have been different [with Kordell] but that simply is not possible.”

We also spoke with Porsha's attorney, Randy Kessler, who says the two sides are trying to keep the split amicable and are working on reaching a separation agreement as quickly as possible. 

The two were married in 2011 and have no children together ... but Kordell has a son from a previous relationship.

Plaxico Burress to Crash Victim

Take Your Damn Money

5/6/2013 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0503-plaxico-burress-getty-steelersNFL star Plaxico Burress can finally drive again ... but the privilege cost him his house.

As we reported, Plax was ordered to pay $159,000 last year to a woman named Alise Smith, who sued Plax in 2008 after he rear-ended her in his Mercedes (FYI, this was before the infamous gun incident).

Plax continually failed to cough up the money following the judgment ... so the DMV suspended his license as punishment ... and then a judge ordered the sale of his Virginia Beach mansion to settle the debt.

The house was originally scheduled to go up for auction on April 23rd, but TMZ has learned, Plax sold it off before the auction date for roughly $480,000 ... money he then used to pay Alise.

Alise's lawyer, James Dunn, just filed legal docs, acknowledging Plax finally made good on the money he owed her ... so it's a done deal. Plax's driver's license was reinstated on Monday.

Hines Ward

Man Pleads Guilty

In NFL Star Extortion Plot

4/25/2013 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A 26-year-old Pennsylvania man just pled guilty to trying to extort former NFL star Hines Ward ... but TMZ has learned, he won't get any jail time.

Josh Van Auker pled guilty today to first degree misdemeanor attempted extortion ... after allegedly threatening to release evidence that the former Pittsburgh Steelers superstar paid women for sex. Van Auker allegedly demanded $15,000 for his silence.

He was arrested last October in a sting operation and charged with third degree felony attempted extortion ... but prosecutors agreed to reduce the charge.

Van Auker was placed on two years probation.

Kandi Burruss

Kordell is Fumbling Facts

On Porsha's Mom Skills

4/12/2013 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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is sticking up for her "Real Housewives of Atlanta" castmate ... saying she highly doubts Kordell Stewart's claim that Porsha Williams is a stepmomster from hell.

TMZ broke the story ... ex-Pittsburgh Steeler Stewart ripped Porsha in divorce docs last week, accusing her of partying all night, disappearing for days, and neglecting his son.

But at LAX, Kandi told us Porsha "never really did anything unless [Kordell] was comfortable with it."

She also told us Porsha's the one who sacrificed -- and you gotta see the dig she gets in at Kordell's expense.

Those 'Housewives' stick together ... until they're fighting each other.

Plaxico Burress

Takes a Shot

On the Home Front

4/8/2013 3:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0405_plaxico_burress_01This is a switch ... someone is gunning for Plaxico Burress ... someone who is now forcing the sale of his Virginia Beach mansion.

Seems Plaxico got in a nasty car accident with a woman named Alise Smith and it was his fault.  She won a $159,000 judgment and he didn't pay so the judge has now ordered the sale of the crib to satisfy the debt.

The 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath pad is valued at $460,000 and will hit the auction block April 23rd.

Silver lining -- at least nobody got shot.

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Kordell Stewart

Porsha Parties All Night

and Neglects My Son

4/7/2013 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0404_porscha_kordel_stewart_gettyPorsha Williams likes to stay out partying 'til the break o' dawn, and then call police to get her into the house she shares with estranged husband Kordell Stewart -- this according to new documents.

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha fired the first shot ... filing a motion that claimed Kordell was locking her out of the house -- and bringing another woman into the home.

But in his response Kordell claims he only locks the house at night for security purposes. He claims the real problem is Porsha frequently leaves home for several days straight ... and sometimes comes back between 2:00 AM and 4:00 AM smelling like alcohol.

As we previously reported ... Kordell filed for divorce last month.

The ex-NFL star also claims Porsha called the police twice to let her into the house ... even though she has a key to enter the property.

As for Porsha's claim of "another woman" in the house -- Kordell says it's the nanny he was forced to hire because Porsha is "neglecting her responsibilities to her stepson."

Kordell wants the court to deny Porsha's demand for temporary support ... because as he puts it ... she's a celebrity who makes plenty of her own cash.

Porsha Stewart

All Smiles

Despite Divorce

4/3/2013 9:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Stewart struggled to describe her feelings today in NYC after her husband blindsided her with divorce papers last month ... but she's still staying surprisingly positive.

Porsha was leaving the airport with a smile on her face when we asked if she had anything to say in the wake of Kordell Stewart's divorce filing ... she couldn't find the words.

As we reported, Porsha filed her own legal docs in response to Kordell's divorce papers, demanding considerable alimony ... and exclusive use of the family's Atlanta home.

Porsha to Kordell

I Raised YOUR Son...

So Pay UP

3/29/2013 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Porsha Williams is returning fire against her estranged husband Kordell Stewart ... filing an official response to Stewart's divorce docs, claiming she gave up her life to take care of Kordell's son from another woman ... and he needs to pay.

TMZ broke the story ... Stewart blindsided Williams with divorce papers this week, claiming Porsha doesn't deserve a dime in spousal support because she is capable of earning her own income.

But according to the new legal docs, filed by Porsha's attorney Randall Kessler, Porsha's marriage set her way back professionally ... because she quit her job for two years while they were married (and even sold her businesses) in order to care for Kordell's kid from another woman.

Porsha doesn't mention the fact that she's currently starring on "Real Housewives of Atlanta."

According to the docs, Porsha's not only demanding alimony from Stewart ... she also wants exclusive use of the family's Atlanta home.

Porsha's rep told us Porsha had held off on filing her own divorce papers because Kordell had promised to work on the marriage with her ... but now, the gloves are off.

Kordell Stewart

Playdate w/ Son

Hours Before Divorce

3/29/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Before publishing ... we contacted Kordell's rep, who told us the woman in the photo was Kordell's baby mama, Tania Richardson.

Tania contacted us Friday, and said she is not the woman in the pic.

Calls back to Kordell's people have not been returned.

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The night before Kordell Stewart filed for divorce from his wife Porsha Williams, he was hanging out with another woman -- his baby mama -- and TMZ has the pic.

Kordell -- a former NFL star who spent years with the Pittsburgh Steelers -- spent Thursday March 21 at Dave & Busters video game arcade restaurant in Marietta, Georgia with former flame Tania Richardson and their son Syre.

Sources close to Kordell tell TMZ ... Stewart was initially booked to appear at the restaurant as part of an event for a local radio station where he works ... but thought Syre would enjoy the place, so he called up Tania and invited them over.

It's unclear if Kordell and Tania talked about the NFL player's marriage ... but witnesses inside the joint tell us the two appeared to be having a serious conversation and Kordell looked stressed out.

We broke the story ... Kordell filed for divorce the very next day -- and Williams (who stars on "Real Housewives of Atlanta") claims she was blindsided by Stewart's actions.

The two were married in 2011 -- and have no children of their own.

Kenya Moore

There's STILL HOPE

For Porsha & Kordell

3/27/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams can still reconcile with her estranged husband Kordell Stewart ... that is, if Porsha's willing to put in the work ... so says her co-star Kenya Moore.

Kenya was out in L.A. Tuesday when we asked if she was shocked by Kordell's divorce filing -- and she said she wasn't ... citing a huge red flag she noticed in Porsha and Kordell's relationship.

But she says it's not over 'til it's over, adding, "It seems they just need to maybe iron some things out in their relationship. Maybe they could still make it work."

The statistics say otherwise.

Porsha Williams

Kordell Stewart BLINDSIDED Me With Divorce

3/26/2013 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Porsha Williams says she learned that her husband Kordell Stewart filed for divorce this week when she read it on a website ... and says she's "disappointed" by his actions.

Porsha -- who stars on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" -- released a statement through her rep saying she is "disappointed about her husband's recent filing for divorce."

The rep says Porsha had held off on filing for divorce papers herself ... because she was committed to the marriage. She says Kordell had promised to work on the marriage with her.

Instead, Porsha's rep claims, "[Kordell] misled her and she found out about the filing in the media."

The rep says, "Mrs. Stewart hopes to resolve these personal issues privately with the support of her family, friends and strong faith."

As TMZ previously reported, Kordell filed for divorce in Georgia earlier this week. The couple married in 2011.

Kordell Stewart

SLASHES Marriage

to 'Real Housewives' Star

3/26/2013 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kordell Stewart -- the former Pittsburgh Steelers star -- has filed for divorce from his reality star wife Porsha Williams ... TMZ has learned.

According to Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia, the 40-year-old NFL alum -- who went by the nickname "Slash" during his playing days -- filed for divorce on March 22.

Stewart and Williams were married on May 21, 2011 -- they have no children together. Stewart has a son from a previous relationship.

Williams currently stars on "Real Housewives of Atlanta."

The issue of children came up often on the reality show -- Porsha wanted to have kids AND a career in charity work ... but Kordell told her she had to choose.

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2:10 PM PT -- Porsha says she was blindsided by Kordell's divorce filing, claiming she learned about it from a website.

7:49 AM PT -- According to the divorce docs, obtained by TMZ, Kordell says the marriage is "irretrievably broken" ... and claims the two are currently separated.

It seems Kordell also believes he shouldn't have to pay Porsha a single cent in spousal support ... claiming, "[She's] an able-bodied person, earning income and is capable of supporting herself."

Kordell also says there are no marital assets subject to division ... which suggests there is a prenuptial agreement in play.

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